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on the internet. citing free speech concerns, a u.s. district judge ruled the posters would go up by 5:00 p.m. today. a group of college students were among the first to see it. >> i study ire a barabic, and i they used the word jihad incorrectly. >> i definitely agree with freedom of speech in the media, but you have to be conscious of how you're representing cultures. >> reporter: some posters in the new york subway system have been vandalized. >> i see the message, but it's a little misleading if you don't know much about what's going on. >> reporter: coming up on news4 at 6:00, we'll talk to the woman who created this controversial campaign. reporting live in northwest washington, jackie bensen, news4. >>> president obama is in california today for a campaign, and presidential business, too. he traveled to the bakersfield area this afternoon to dedicate a new national monument to caesar chavez, the migrant farm worker who became a civil rights champion and founded the united farm workers union. >> every time somebody's son or daughter comes and learns about the history of this movement,
center. buses are available to ferry passengers who are trying to get to manassas. >>> the u.s. anti-doping agency says tonight it will release details of its case against lance armstrong, including the testimony of 11 former teammates. the organization calls armstrong's case the most sophisticated doping program cycling has ever seen. armstrong was stripped of his seven tour de france titles and banned from cycling for life because of the investigation. he calls it biased and said he never failed a drug test. >>> well, after several cold days, we had a bit of a warm-up today, but we're about to plummet again. doug kammerer joins us outside on storm 4 weather deck with the details. doug? >> guys, i wore the red tie for the nationals, and you know what happens now, since they lost, i've got to throw this tie away. i've got to get another one for tomorrow's game. but that's aok for me. because tomorrow i think we've got this thing. 70 degrees out here right now. the warmest day we've seen since saturday, last saturday. winds out of southwest at 9 miles an hour. that is ahead of a front
2,000 people die in fires every year in this country in their own homes. the u.s. consumer product safety commission issued a report today stating, kitchen fires involving equipment as the top cause for home fires. it reports heating and oil equipment as the top cause of home fire deaths. they demonstrated the danger of fires, including setting fires in the kitchen, and the bedroom. official agree home fires happen all too often in the united states. >> six people die every day, every day in the united states from home fires. the big difference that smoke alarms make is significant. fatalities can be cut in half by consumers who install fire alarms in their house. >> the cpsc says to install them on every level of your home and inside each bedroom. a fire escape plan that you and your family develop and practice will also help to keep you safe. >>> now on to a new way to stay educated on the latest scams that conartists use. the better business union launched the bbb with new resources on how to stop fraud. we have warn but fake check scams, employment scams and lottery scams in th
. >> reporter: did romney say the u.s. should not go after bin laden in pakistan without that country's permission? >> romney said that of course, he would use any option that is available to him to protect the united states. so he would have used this as an option but he was just critical of obama for publicly speaking about it. he said we should keep our options quiet. >> reporter: fact check also found the president going too far on the topic of residual force of u.s. troops in iraq. >> you and i agreed that there should have been a status of forces agreement. you didn't want a status of force agreement? >> what i would not have done is left 10,000 troops in iraq that would tie us down. that certainly would not help us in the middle east. >> romney is right here. because both obama and romney did want to leave troops in iraq. it is just a matter of how many. obama wanted to keep 3,000 to 4,000 in there for the transitional period. and romney wanted to leave anywhere between 10,000 and 30,000. so it is a matter of numbers. >> reporter: next, governor romney's point about the size of
awaiting trial on child endangerment charges. >>> tonight the u.s. food and drug administration is looking into reports of five deaths that could be linked to that monster energy drink. it comes as the family of a maryland teen filed a wrongful death suit last week. 14-year-old anesteni had two monster drinks. her death was ruled cardiac arrhythmia. monster said it doesn't believe its beverages caused any deaths. the shares fell 14% on wall street. >>> the senate race in maryland getting interesting. ben cardin running for a second term. chris gordon is in the newsroom with how the race is shaping up. >> good evening. senator cardin's challengers say voters want new choices, and elected leaders who will be accountable. cardin has held the elected office and been a maryland democratic party leader going back to 1967. the largest and most politically aware precincts in maryland. u.s. senator ben cardin seeking a second term, is extremely popular here. >> i have a record of getting things done during a very difficult environment. i work across party lines to get things accomplished for the pe
. he's from bangladesh and was in the u.s. on a student visa. >>> pete williams joins us now. pete, his family says this is not the man they know. authorities have just wrapped up a news conference. what have you learned? >> they were talking in southeast missouri state, which is where he came to the united states in january of last year. and there have been some question about whether the whole student visa system should have stopped him. but everybody i've talked to today, really, there's no way that could have happened, that there was nothing in his back ground that suggested he shouldn't come here. no terrorist connections. he went to southeast missouri state, enrolled as a student and transferred to a vocational stool in new york in may. and he was studying there. the system in that sense was tracking him. it wasn't a sham visa. there were some calls today for tighter controls on student visas. but that seems not to be the issue here. so in any event, he came to the u.s. after coming to new york in may, that's when he goes to facebook and starts to try to find people who are willin
hurt, but defiant, he was bundled into a police cruiser and hauled off to jail. u.s. park police just identified the driver. 22-year-old ronel anthony blake from maryland, near byi airport. he's facing several charges, including assaulting a police officer, unauthorized use of a vehicle, and reckless driving. >> thanks, tisha. >>> today we learned the actions of another driver likely caused that horrific car accident in clinton yesterday. that claimed the life of a prince george's county police officer. and there's word today that the officer was not wearing a seat belt. officer kevin bden was heading home from work at the district's 4 station in oxen hill at the time of the crash. that's where jackie bensen is this evening live. what's the latest, jackie? >> reporter: good evening. we learned the 61-year-old driver of the suv involved is going to face charges for allegedly causing that fatal accident. crash investigators and witness accounts indicate the driver of the white suv was in the left turn lane when for an unknown reason she suddenly decided to cross several lanes of traffic
43 seconds a car is stolen in the u.s. and sometimes it can happen right under your nose. >> it was no more than 25 feet away from the vehicle when it disappeared. >> reporter: someone swiped anthony's jeep cherokee over the summer. >> it makes your heart hurt. it's just a vehicle, but it's your life. without it, you can't do what you need to do. >> reporter: he was relieved when police called him weeks later saying the jeep had been found abandoned on a street and towed to a lot in fairfax county. that is, until he went to pick it up later that day. >> i asked her if she was kidding me. >> reporter: before he could get his car, he would have to fork over $125. >> my vehicle was stolen. it's not my responsibility to pay for it when someone else parked this illegally. >> reporter: she sees this a lot. >> it is revictimizing. you're trying to figure out, how do i get to work the next day, what do i do with my insuran. >> reporter: what most vicms probably don't know is in the state of virginia they can get their money back if they're not at fault for the tow. >> if you have
general and former diplomat also noted that president obama got the u.s. out of iraq, and in powell's words, didn't get us into any new wars. >>> president obama is wrapping up a campaign swing in the battleground state of virginia. speaking to a large crowd of supporters in richmond, he asked them to help him win a second term. northern virginia bureau chief julie carey asked voters who they think will win the commonwealth. >> i'm sorry, are you fired up? are you ready to go? >> reporter: the nonstop fly around the six battleground states was already taking a toll on president barack obama's voice as he made a stop in richmond's bird park. >> you may notice my voice sounds a little hoarse. we are right in the middle of our 48-hour fly-around campaign extravaganza. >> reporter: the crowd of 15,000 was one of the biggest in virginia this campaign season. along with his campaign blitz, mr. obama will become the first president to cast an early bal lort later today in chicago. >> i can't tell you who i'm voting for because it's a secret ballot. but the good news is, michelle said she v
't want the charity to be impacted by the current controversy. the u.s. anti-doping agency stripped armstrong of his tour de france titles. nike said it will continue to support the initiatives of livestrong. >>> lots of blue skies today. as we say, don't get used to it. doug kammerer is outside on the weather debck. >> enjoy what we have out here right now. if you're thinking about making your way out out and about this evening, it's going to be a good night to do it. as we look at the sky right now, plenty of sunshine. a temperature of 67 degrees. winds right now out of the south at 8 miles per hour. as we look at the rest of the area, just about everybody in the mid to upper 60s. fredericksburg coming in at 72 degrees. gaithersburg in montgomery county, one of the cooler spots at 64. there's no rain to talk about right now. but that's not going to be the case tomorrow. i think we've got a good chance to see not only heavier downpours, but maybe some strong to severe thunderstorms, too. i'll come back a little bit later on and show you who i think has the best chance to see those
those international driver's licenses or permits and will even sell them to you if your u.s. driver's license has been us is pemded or revoked. and they were ground ever gouging charges as much as $350 for one of those permits. the ftc says the only legitimate places to get your international driving permits are aaa and the american able touring alliance. both require you to provide a photo copy of your valid and current state issued driver's license and the fee for a permit to drive internationally is only $15. so don't get scammed by that nonsense. and the folks will go to the food trucks any way. 10% or not. >> you're exactly right. >> going for the food. >> it is only fair. >> thanks. >>> let's check out the stories that are trending online today. >> first up, a not so sweet development for the creators of south park. show creators are being sued over a character being known as king lollipop. a man named xavier wardlaw claims the south park duo stole the idea for the character from his series lollipop forest. that's a show for kids unlike the adult themed south park. which is we
mix. each year students and adults are burned when costumes catch fire. the u.s. consumer product safety commission has reports of an 8-year-old girl suffering first and second-degree burns when a candle came in contact with her halloween costume. and a 4-year-old boy sustained second-degree burns over 40% of his body when his costume ignited. so once again this year, we wanted to demonstrate how store-bought and homemade costumes can put you and your children at risk. whether it's a pretty pink fairy, a vampire cape, or cinderella costume, they can all be extremely flammable. many are even labeled in many languages, keep away from fire. the sufficient consumer product safety commission says halloween costumes should be flame-resistant or retardant. that means when you put a flame to the fabric, it's supposed to go out when you take the flame away. not happening with this cinderella costume. whoa! in fact, cinderella was completely consumed in two minutes. same problem with the pink fairy. the black vampire cape's not doing much better. it's still burning. adults who dress up for
. >>> there's an arrest linked to the attack that killed an american ambassador. but the u.s. is not ready to weigh in yet. >>> a campaign blitz through swing states is under way tonight. it could make a difference in a very tight presidential race. >>> good evening. i'm jim vance. >> i'm doreen gentzler, the news4 iteam on voter patrol with a new ballot problem that you should be on the lookout for. thousands of duplicate absentee ballots sent to voters. many of you contacted our iteam. tisha thompson is here with the details. >> we asked you to tell us when ul see voting problems right away, we had multiple viewers from montgomery and prince george's counties tell us they've received more than one absentee ballot in the mail, leading to lots of worries and lots of questions. del called the iteam when the same day he sent off his completed maryland absentee ballot he got another one in the mail. >> i don't think people should have more than one ballot. >> reporter: he said they looked nearly identical. they all had their pages, except the second ballot arrived with this pink of paper. >>
. the maryland student body president kicked off the rally for marriage equality. u.s. senator ben curtain said these students can help make history by voting yes on question 6. >> this could make history, the first state to recognize gay and lesbian marriages. on an initiative. they have a chance to make history. i think they'll be proud when they look back at this moment, that maryland did lead the nation in fairness in marriage equality. >> reporter: heather and her partner were married seven years ago. >> love makes family, but it's a marriage license that protects it. the toughest of times. and question 6 will do that. >> reporter: the maryland legislature passed a bill making same-sex marriage legal this year. but opponents in an attempt to stop it, circulated petitions, that got tens of thousands of signatures statewide in order to put question 6 on the ballot. angela the chief divert officer signed the petition. the school president placed her on administrative leave saying some feel it is inappropriate for the chief diversity officer to have signed the initiative. angela mccaskill did
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